Mannequin S, Mannequin 3, Mannequin X and Mannequin Y

(Pocket-lint) – Tesla has been heralded by the tech and motoring press for its innovation, stirring up a reasonably conventional market and introducing electrical automobiles with a definite buzz about them.

Tesla has taken greater than its fair proportion of headlines over the previous few years. However what does Tesla actually provide and what’s coming sooner or later? Here is all the pieces it’s worthwhile to find out about Tesla Motors, from the Roadster by to the Mannequin Y.

What’s Tesla?

Tesla is an electrical automobile (EV) maker positioned in Palo Alto, California. Its purpose is to supply electrical automobiles which are both premium or reasonably priced for on a regular basis shoppers. The corporate is run by CEO and founder Elon Musk.

Exterior of EVs, Tesla can be exploring a wider ecosystem, providing various different options that leverage its expertise in battery energy, comparable to photo voltaic panels and energy storage.

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Tesla is all the time increasing its providing. With the Mannequin S making a big impact available on the market as one of many first pure electrical automobiles, it is an organization that is massively disruptive.

All of the ranges we have offered are from Tesla’s cited ranges (from its US pages, the UK pages is perhaps barely decrease), however will range relying on driving type and environmental elements. Tesla has additionally modified the positioning of its fashions just lately and, in some instances, presents an improve to unlock energy or points firmware updates that modifications the official figures on ranges. Costs for Europe are from Germany. 

There are 4 present on-sale fashions, with various completely different variations to select from. Notice that just lately the Mannequin S and Mannequin X stopped being listed as out there within the UK and Europe, so there are both no costs or previous costs for these fashions.

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Tesla Mannequin S

The Mannequin S could be very a lot an government saloon, with related lengthy and low design traces as you may discover on a Jaguar.

The Mannequin S initially launched in 2012 and helped to place Tesla on the map as an automaker. Tesla has continued updating the Mannequin S since its launch, and there are at present two model: Mannequin S and Plaid. The Lengthy Vary, Customary and Efficiency mannequin names have additionally been just lately used.

Whereas some earlier editions of the Mannequin S supplied rear-wheel drive, all the newest Mannequin S fashions function in all-wheel drive (AWD). The newest addition – and new flagship – is the Plaid mannequin, providing sub-1.9s 0-60mph – with the Plaid mannequin providing tri-motor propulsion (over the Mannequin S’s dual-motor).

All fashions provide Autopilot as commonplace – which brings a variety of driver help – however there’s the choice for the total self-driving improve at $12,000 (£6,800), which provides navigation to Autopilot, self-parking, Summon, site visitors mild and cease signal management (you will nonetheless should be accountable for the automobile always). Forthcoming is autosteer on metropolis streets and Enhanced Summon – the place your parked automobile will come discover you in a parking lot.

  1. Lengthy Vary: AWD, 375 miles, 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds
  2. Plaid: AWD, 348 miles, 0-60mph in 1.99s
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Tesla Mannequin 3

The Mannequin 3 launched within the US in 2016 because the reasonably priced various to the Mannequin S, with costs having dropped to make it essentially the most reasonably priced Tesla. The Mannequin 3 has been massively profitable and is the most typical Tesla you will see on the roads.

A four-door sedan, the Mannequin 3 launched with a variety of choices, however that is been refined to only three which are at present out there. Ranges are primarily based on mixed figures. Autopilot is commonplace, however the full self-driving improve is $12,000/£6,800.

  1. Mannequin 3: RWD, 267 miles, 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds
  2. Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary: AWD, 334 miles, 0-60mph in 4.2s
  3. Efficiency: AWD, 315 miles, 0-60mph in 3.1s
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Tesla Mannequin X

Tesla’s Mannequin X is the “soccer mother’s” reply to the electrical automobile. It is an SUV-style EV able to seating seven folks, however owes numerous its design to the unique Mannequin S, particularly with that inside show.

It uniquely options rear Falcon Wing doorways (suppose the Delorean in Again to the Future) that, together with the massive touchscreen inside, will make all of your children suppose to procure a automobile from the long run. There are two fashions, however three completely different seating configurations – you’ll be able to select 5 (included), 6 ($6,500 further), or 7 ($3,500 further). Autopilot is included, the total self-driving improve possibility is $12,000/£6,800.

  1. Mannequin X: AWD, 329 miles, 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds
  2. Mannequin X Plaid: AWD, 311 miles, 0-62mph in 2.5s

As with the Tesla Mannequin S, there have been various completely different variations of the Mannequin X, however it’s now distilled into the Mannequin X and Plaid – the latter having that tri-motor association.

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Tesla Mannequin Y

The Tesla Mannequin Y fills the house between the Mannequin 3 and the Mannequin X, as a compact SUV. It would seat 5, presents loads of house, however will actually attraction to these on the lookout for one thing extra reasonably priced than the Mannequin X.

The compact SUV phase is the largest promoting in the mean time, so it is a key goal for Tesla. Tesla initially urged 4 fashions could be out there, however at present presents two specs:

  1. Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary: AWD, 318 miles, 0-60mph in 4.8s
  2. Mannequin Y Efficiency: AWD, 303 miles, 0-60mph in 3.5s

Nevertheless, it seems that there might be a Customary Vary coming again sooner or later – Tesla has a reconfigured mannequin at present solely being supplied to Tesla workers.

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  • Beginning worth: $39,900/£TBC
  • Availability: Anticipated in late 2023

The Cybertruck was unveiled in November 2019, as Tesla switches its consideration to a pick-up truck format. That is more likely to be much more well-liked within the US than different areas, though reservations are open in different areas too.

The Cybertruck has a novel angular design, with a chrome steel physique and armoured glass – it can even have 100 CU FT (2830 litres) of storage, and towing capability of seven,500+lbs. All these specs are for the US, with Tesla saying worldwide specs might be developed relying on demand.

There are initially three variations of the Tesla Cybertruck being urged: 

  1. Single Motor RWD: 250+ miles, 0-60 in <6.5 seconds
  2. Twin Motor AWD: 300+ miles, 0-60 in <4.5s
  3. Tri Motor AWD: 500+ miles, 0-60 in <2.9s

The Twin and Tri Motor variations will arrive first, and there have been delays in manufacturing, not anticipated till late 2023.

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  • Beginning worth: $200,000, reservations open
  • Availability: Anticipated in 2023

The Tesla Roadster began the entire thing in 2008 – and was resulting from return in 2020 (it has been reviewed by some US sources, however in any other case remains to be solely up for reservations solely).

The Roadster’s intention is to be the quickest electrical automobile on the highway, with some spectacular figures introduced to date, with a 0-60mph velocity of 1.9 seconds and a high velocity over 250mph. It would seat 4 and has a detachable glass roof.

There are two variations up for reservation: the Roadster and the Founders Collection, with a $50k distinction in worth between the 2. The bottom specs break down as follows:

  1. Roadster: AWD, 620 miles, 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds

What in regards to the Semi?


The Tesla Semi is precisely what it appears like: a Semi-trailer truck. A prototype debuted in late 2017 and was deliberate for manufacturing in 2020 – however it hasn’t formally surfaced but.

Tesla initially claimed the truck would have a 500-mile vary on a full cost and would be capable of run for 400 miles after an 80 per cent cost in half-hour utilizing new “Tesla Megacharger” charging stations.

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Musk mentioned the Semi would come commonplace with Tesla Autopilot, permitting semi-autonomous driving on highways.

What’s Tesla Autopilot?

Autopilot is part safety feature, part James Bond-level car tech. It uses cameras that are strategically placed, allowing the car to do things like keep in the centre of a road lane, change lanes, and be more adaptive while in cruise control. At a basic level that will allow adaptive cruise control and steering, while Autopilot Enhanced also allows automatic lane changes, parking and Summon (from the app on your phone).

The goal of Autopilot is to eventually lead to autonomous driving. Starting in October 2016, every car Tesla produced came with the inherent hardware to use Autopilot. By 2019 it was standard. 

Tesla continues to push update options, with more enhanced self-driving features, the latest of which include integration with navigation – so the car knows where you’re going. The latest updates aim to deliver Autopilot control around city streets.

What are Tesla Superchargers?

Tesla Superchargers are charging stations that have popped up all over the globe in the past 10 years. It’s the electric car equivalent of a gas station. While users can charge their car at home with wall-mounted chargers, Superchargers can recharge a near-dead 85kWh battery in about 70 minutes or get it to 50 per cent in 20 minutes.

Tesla cars ordered before January 2017 can use the Supercharger stations for free, while all other cars are allotted 400kWh per year for free. After that users will have a small fee, but it’s still nothing compared to what filling up a tank of gas costs.

Tesla more recently introduced V3 Superchargers, which will increase the charging to 250kW, potentially halving the charge time for compatible vehicles. Tesla’s cars are also compatible with other chargers (as long as the plug fits), but Superchargers are exclusive to Tesla cars.

How can you buy a Tesla?

In 2019, Tesla announced all its dealerships would close. It’s moving to online-only sales via Tesla’s site. However, a few select shops in high-traffic areas will stay open and serve as showrooms for Tesla cars.

Does Tesla make anything else?

Solar Roof

Most of us have seen the homes with gigantic solar panels strapped to their roof. Sure, it’d be cool to lower your electric bill, but it’s not exactly pleasing to the eye. That’s why Tesla came up with Solar Roof. The concept is simple: what if every shingle on your roof was a solar panel? To find out more, see our guide here.


Tesla’s Powerwall is designed to store solar energy. One problem that plagues solar power users is the ability to store energy for use when the sun is down. Powerwall solves that issue. To find out more, see our guide here.

Tesla Shop

At Tesla’s online shop, you should purchase some nifty Tesla-branded attire, however extra importantly, you may get automobile equipment, like a wall-mounted charging port on your dwelling or cell connectors to cost your automobile on the go.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Modifying by Chris Corridor.